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Week 46

Orient Aviation Daily Digest November 18, 2021

By Steve Creedy



Cathay Pacific Airways nears break even despite depressed October passenger numbers

Cathay Pacific Airways expects its second-half results to be substantially improved over its first half after a strong cargo season moved the carrier closer to breaking even in the four months to October 31. Read More »



China’s “Big Three” carriers tipped to benefit from swift domestic growth

The well capitalised balance sheets and strong domestic exposure of China’s “Big Three” airlines make them advantageously positioned to make the most of strong post-COVID growth, a new analysis by HSBC Global Research writes. Read More »



SpiceJet and Boeing settle 737 MAX claims

Boeing and SpiceJet have agreed to settle outstanding claims for the grounding of the 737 MAX fleet. Read More »



Asiana Airlines swings to net loss in Q3

South Korea's Asiana Airlines reported a consolidated third quarter net loss of 386.19 billion won (US$327 million) compared with a net profit of 9.42 billion won in the same quarter last year. Read More »



Hong Kong International Airport sets up segregated COVID-19 testing

A COVID-19 testing centre dedicated exclusively to travellers from China started operating today at Hong Kong International Airport’s T1 Satellite concourse as the city builds its case to reopen borders with the Mainland. Read More »



Business travel predicted to become more expensive

Expect price increases for hotel accommodation, air and ground travel over the next two years as demand and costs rise from constrained capacity and new sustainability requirements from travellers. Read More »



Study shows passengers will embrace biometrics to avoid queues

A new industry study suggests COVID-19 has made passengers more likely to share biometric data if it means avoiding long check-in queues at airports. Read More »



Qantas and Accor claim industry first as members reap double rewards across the Asia-Pacific

In what is claimed as a travel industry first, members of Qantas Frequent Flyer and hotel operator Accor’s loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless, can now earn points in both programs on eligible hotel bookings and Qantas flights. Read More »


Asia-Pacific Aerospace Briefs Today

Airbus has signed a trilateral agreement with Thales and Diehl Aerospace for the joint development of the flight control computers of CityAirbus NextGen, the electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) being developed by the European OEM. Read More »